A business perspective

Panmure House Perspectives is the biannual business journal from Edinburgh Business School

Its aim is to showcasing research undertaken by EBS doctoral students, as well as interviews with major global business figures and the viewpoints of leading academic figures from Heriot-Watt University and beyond.

Issue One

Autumn 2017

In the first issue of Panmure House Perspectives we feature a major piece by our Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Williams, on the need for radical innovation, and an exclusive interview with Sir David Li, the CEO and chairman of the Bank of East Asia, reflecting on the economic miracle that is China. 

Our top headline stories:

Dwelling on the spirit of Smith

By Kenny Kemp: Adam Smith's final years at Panmure House

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The wise leader who has banked on China’s transformation

By Professor Heather McGregor: Speaking with Sir David Li Kwok-Po

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Let’s get radical

By Professor Richard A Williams: How to ensure the long-term survival of humankind on planet Earth

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Issue Two

Spring 2018

Ahead of the official opening of Panmure House, Kenny Kemps speaks with Professor Keith Lumsden about his journey with Adam Smith. While, Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Bob Buchan shares a selection of his business lessons learned at the sharp end of financing gold and coper mines in the harshest regions of the world. 

Our top headline stories:

Home at last

By Kenny Kemp: A professor's journey with Adam Smith

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Life lessons from the Chancellor

By Kenny Kemp: Bob Buchan shares a selection of his business lessons.

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The object of company art

By Professor Roy Suddaby: Why do corporations collect art?

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Issue Three

Winter 2018

The Rt Hon Gordon Brown opens Panmure House, while MP and biographer Jesse Norma explains why Adam Smith is so important in our modern world. In this issue also Catherine Baird, a leader in the global airline industry, receives an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University and Professor Benny Higgins expounds his thoughts on the importance of creativity. 

Our top headline stories:

The Flight Stuff

By Kenny Kemp: Celebrating a cabin crew supremo

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The Big Interview

By David Pilling: From refinery to finery - a Nigerian legend with his eye on Arsenal

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The astonishing relevance of Scotland's iconic thinkers

By Jesse Norman: The complex matter of Adam Smith's life

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Issue One

Our World in a Whirl

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Issue Two

Eleven Life Lessons

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Issue Three

Leadership

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